Today

  • Consumption of eggs in the U.S. is at an all-time high and egg farmers continue to implement both mandatory and voluntary on-farm safety programs.
  • Egg farmers are working diligently to balance high standards for egg safety, food affordability, environmental responsibility and hen well-being as they consider transitions in hen housing.
  • Many large food retailers have pledged to use only cage-free eggs by 2025.  Currently only 16% of egg production comes from cage-free hens.  Egg farmers are beginning to plan for this transition and will need to make a significant investment to construct cage-free barns.
  • Egg farmers continue to focus on continuous improvement in biosecurity to protect U.S. flocks.

For more statistics on current U.S. egg production, click here.

Additional Resources

For more information about eggs and the egg industry please follow the links below.